The extra mile

Nabal's servants went beyond the call of duty even when it meant going against their master. 1 Samuel 25.1-19 Reference: v. 15 Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing.   Explore: David had gone…

Actions speak louder than words

1 Samuel 24.1-22 Reference: v. 17 “You are more righteous than I,” Saul said. “You have treated me well, but I have treated you badly.” Explore: David has just spared Saul’s life for the first time. He could have killed him fairly easily and yet didn’t. When David proved to Saul his grace, Saul was…

The ‘easy’ life

1 Samuel 23.1-29 Reference: v. 3 But David’s men said to him, “Here in Judah we are afraid. How much more, then, if we go to Keilah against the Philistine forces!” Explore: God had instructed David to go and fight the Philistines even though he was in hiding from Saul. He was basically putting his…

Death defying dedication

1 Samuel 22.6-23 Reference: v. 14 Ahimelech answered the king, “Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king’s son-in-law, captain of your body guard and highly respected in your household? Explore: Saul was angry because Ahimelech had assisted David. He felt this was an act of betrayal from Ahimelech and yet…

Small beginnings

1 Samuel 21.10-22.5 Reference: v. 22.2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him. Explore: When you say the name King David you think of someone powerful, strong, poetry, Bethsheba… you don’t think of someone hiding out…

Rite or right?

1 Samuel 21.1-9 Reference: v. 6 So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away. Explore: David had fled from Saul, without any food…

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